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  • Description

    St Mary's Hospital, London.

    A 9-year-old girl called Anne Wheddon lies in a hospital bed being shown how to use an automatic page turner so she can read a book. Good shot of a plug being put into an electric socket and switched on.

    A nurse attaches strings to each page of the book then Anne presses a button which makes a motor wind the string up on a roller, and so turn a page of the book.

    Note: the nurse seems to be in Order of St John uniform; commentator says that hospital libraries are run by volunteers organised by the Order of St John and the Red Cross.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    34436
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1277.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:02:00 / 01:12:45:00
    Canister:
    NP 292
    Sort Number:
    NP 292
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    Categories
    Science & Technology Religion & Politics
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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